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Serendipity Stash Buster Blanket

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Serendipity Stash Buster Blanket ~

Free Crochet Pattern

Get comfy cozy with this beautiful Serendipity Stash Buster Blanket. It was a lot of fun putting it all together. Make one for yourself, or gift a few. Enjoy!

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Level of Difficulty – Intermediate

Yarn – Red Heart With Love; Pewter (Color A) and Hot Pink (Color B) – roughly 2,220 yards total.

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: J (6mm), scissors, blunt needle

Measurement

48-inches wide x 50-inches long (without border)

49 ½ -inches wide x 51 ½ -inches long (Finished)

Gauge – 6 hdc + 4 rows = 2-inches

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

BLO = back loops only

Special Stitches

Long dc = Long double crochet stitch. Inserting the hook from the top to the bottom in the front loop only of the indicated stitch 3 rows below. Always skip the single crochet behind every long double crochet.

Notes

Chain 1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.

Change color after every wrong-side row.

Chain 2 at beginning of round counts as a hdc unless otherwise stated

Chain 3 at beginning of round counts as a hdc unless otherwise stated

Serendipity Stash Buster Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrrochet.com #freecrochetpattern

Instructions

Starting with Color A (Pewter)

FHDC 132

Change Color to B (Hot Pink)

Row 1: Chain 1, sc in both loops of the first sc, * sc in the back loop only of the next sc, repeat from the * across to the last stitch, ending with a sc in both loops of the last stitch. Turn (132 sts)

Row 2: Chain 1, sc in each sc across.

Fasten Off; Change to Color A

Row 3:  Chain 1, sc in both loops of the first sc, sc in the back loop only of each of the next 5 stitches, * long dc in each of the next 2 stitches 3 rows below, sc in the back loop only of each of the next 8 sc, repeat from the * across, ending with long dc in each of the next 2 stitches 3 rows below, sc in the back loop only of each of the next 5 sc, sc in both loops of the last stitch. Turn

Row 4: Chain 1, sc in each stitch across.

Fasten Off; Change to Color B

Row 5: Chain 1, sc in the first sc, long dc in each of the next 2 stitches 3 rows below, * sc in the back loop only of each of the next 8 sc, long dc in each of the next 2 stitches 3 rows below, repeat from the * across, ending with a sc in both loops of the last stitch. Turn

Row 6: Repeat Row 4. Turn

Fasten Off; Change to Color A

Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 3 – 6 for the pattern. Ending with Hot Pink

Fasten Off; Change to Color A

Always work in front of the chain 2 space and chain 4 spaces of the previous 2 rows.

Row 11: Chain 1, sc in each of the first 2 sc, * chain 2, skip the next sc, sc in each of the next 6 sc, chain 2, skip the next sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc, repeat from the * across; ending with sc in last 3 stitches. Turn

Row 12: Chain 1, sc in each of the first 3 sc, * chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, sc in each of the next 6 sc, chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, sc in each of the next 2 sc, repeat from the * across.

Fasten Off; Change to Color B

Row 13: Chain 1, sc in the first sc, chain 2, skip the next sc, * dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, sc in each of the next 6 sc, dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, chain 4, skip the next 2 sc, repeat from the * across, ending with dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, sc in each of the next 6 sc, dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, chain 2, skip the next sc, sc in the last sc. Turn

Row 14: Chain 1, sc in the first 9 stitches, chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, * sc in each of the next 8 stitches, chain 4, skip the next chain 4 space, repeat from the * across, ending with sc in each of the next 8 stitches, chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, sc in the last sc. Turn

Fasten Off; Change to Color A

Row 15: Chain 1, sc in the first sc, * dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, sc in each of the next 2 sc, chain 2, skip the next sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc, chain 2, skip the next sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc, dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, repeat from the * across, ending with sc in the last sc. Turn

Row 16: Chain 1, sc in the first 4 sc, * sc in each of the next 3 stitches, chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, sc in each of the next 2 sc, chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, sc in each of the next 3 stitches, repeat from the * across, ending with sc in the last sc. Turn

Fasten Off; Change to Color B

Row 17: Chain 1, sc in the next 4 sc, * dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, chain 4, skip the next 2 sc, dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, sc in each of the next 6 sc, repeat from the * across, ending with a dc in the next skipped stitch 4 rows below, chain 4, skip the next 2 sc, dc in the next skipped stitch 3 rows below, sc in each of the last 4 sc. Turn

Row 18: Chain 1, sc in each of the first 5 stitches, * chain 4, skip the next chain 4 space, sc in each of the next 8 stitches, repeat from the * across, ending with a chain 4, skip the next ch 4 space, sc in each of the last 5 stitches. Turn

Fasten Off; Change to Color A

Row 19: Chain 1, sc in the first 2 sc, * chain 2, skip the next sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc, dc in each of the next 2 skipped stitches 3 rows below, sc in each of the next 2 sc, chain 2, skip the next sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, repeat from * across. Turn

Row 20: Chain 1, sc in the first 3 sc, * chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, sc in each of the next 6 stitches, chain 2, skip the next chain 2 space, sc in each of the next 2 sc, repeat from the * across. Turn

Fasten Off; Change to Color B

Row 21: Chain 2, hdc in each stitch and work 2 hdc in ch 2 space, across. Turn

Row 22: Chain 2, hdc in each stitch across. Turn

Row 23: Chain 3, dc in the next 3 stitches, * chain 3, skip next 3 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, repeat from * across, ending with dc in last 2 stitches. Turn

Fasten Off; Change to Color A

Row 24: Chain 3, dc in the next 2 stitches, * chain 3, skip next 3 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, repeat from * across, ending with dc in last 3 stitches. Turn

Fasten Off; Change to Color B

Rows 25-30: Repeat Rows 23 and 24 (remember to change colors where stated)

Fasten Off; Change to Color A

Rows 31: Chain 3, hdc in each stitch and work 3 hdc in ch 3 space, across. Turn

Rows 32-41: Chain 3, hdc in each stitch across. Turn

Repeat Parts 1-4, 2 more times.

Fasten off.

 

Border

Attach Color B in any corner space

Round 1: Chain 2 (see notes), hdc in same stitch, hdc down the side, * working hdc in ends of rows, where there is a dc place, work 2 hdc to eliminate the gaps, at corner work (2 hdc, ch1, 2 hdc), work hdc in each stitch across the end, * repeat from * to * around, work (2 hdc, ch 1) in the same corner space as the 1st 2 hdc; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st chain 2.

Fasten off Color B, attach Color A.

Round 2: Chain 3 (see notes), sc in the next stitch, * dc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, * repeat from * to * to the next chain 1 space of the corner, work corner (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc), repeat from * to * to the next corner, work corner. Repeat 3 times, join with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 3.

Fasten Off and weave in ends.

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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